New details released in Evansville double murder arrest

According to a probable cause affidavit released Wednesday morning, Dewone Broomfield told police who shot him before he died.

Broomfield told officers that William Rice and Deshay Hackner shot him when they arrived to the home on East Maryland Street Monday night.

According to the affidavit, Broomfield is the person who called 911 to report a shooting. During the call, Broomfield said that "Hackner" and "William Rice" shot him. Broomfield also told the dispatcher that "Wire Man" was a person who shot him. The court document states that Wire Man is an alias associated with Deshay Hackner.

Police said that Broomfield was asking for help when they arrived. He was taken to Deaconess Hospital where he later died.

When officers arrived at the house, they also found Mary Woodruff. According to the affidavit, Woodruff had a gunshot wound to the face. She was taken to St. Vincent Evansville where she was pronounced dead Monday night.

19-year-old Rice and 22-year-old Hackner were arrested Tuesday evening after leading police on a chase that ended on Evansville's southeast side.

Both men have been charged with murder.

Police have not released how the victims and suspects may have known each other.

Two weeks ago, Hackner was acquitted in another murder case. He was charged in the 2014 shooting death of 27-year-old Willie Williams. Police said Williams was killed on Thanksgiving in an alley just off South Elliott Street.

William Rice pleaded guilty to a 2015 armed robbery. Rice was just 17 years old when police said he and another teenager robbed a cab driver. His sentence called for a year in prison and four on probation. Rice was credited with serving nearly a year in jail, plus good behavior, and was released on probation last October.

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(This story was originally published November 1, 2017)


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